- Carrying the Banner
- Santa Fe
- My Lovey-Dovey Baby
- Fightin' Irish: Strike Action
- The World I Will Know
- Escape from Snyder
- Seize the Day
- King of New York
- High Times, Hard Times
- Seize the Day (Chorale)
- Santa Fe (Reprise)
- Once and for All
- The World Will Know (Reprise)
- Carrying the Banner (Finale)
Newsies [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]by Alan Menken
Newsies is Disney's 1992 return to that rarest form of film, the live-action musical. With original music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, the music tells the story of the 1899 New York City newsboy rebellion against newspaper kings William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The film was dead on arrival and played in some lucky local cinemas for two weeks. This was sad news, considering that it could have been the beginning of a whole new musical generation. The music of Newsies has since gained a following and has a timeless appeal, joining the roots of a great Broadway musical while attempting to fit the songs to their era. Despite the 1990s production, we are expected to believe the songs might have been sung by newsboys in the 1890s. We don't, of course -- the songs are too elaborate and pop driven (it is also likely that a newsboy who was more melodic than a hum or whistle would have been put in his place if the newsies are as rough as this film would have us believe). It works as a timeless piece, though, because it is a mixture of then and now -- while the arrangements are cheerfully old-fashioned, you can almost picture Nsync filling in for the vocalists who are comprised of trained singers and actors, including the great Welsh actor Christian Bale (American Psycho). Bale plays Jack Kelly, the leader of the rebellion, and was confident enough to lend his own vocals. It was a smart move, as he brings the ballad "Santa Fe" to stunning highs. It is not the only high on this album, which is charged with circus level excitement throughout. It is astounding that, in a film consumed with grand musical ambition, not one of the songs was selected for an Academy Award nomination. The touching call for justice "Seize the Day," "Carrying the Banner," the Newsie theme, the joyous "High Times, Hard Times," sung by Ann-Margret, the demanding proclamation "The World Will Know," and the absolutely terrific "King of New York" are each worthy of repeated listening. The film itself is worthy of a second chance.
- Release Date:
- Walt Disney Records
Performance CreditsAlan Menken Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Richard Greene Fiddle
Richard Green Fiddle
Derek J. Young Background Vocals
Lois Young Vocals,Track Performer
Ann-Margret Vocals,Track Performer
Christian Bale Vocals,Ensemble,Track Performer
John Batdorf Background Vocals
Natalie Beck Vocals
Marty Belafsky Vocals,Ensemble
Larry Bunker Percussion
Amick Byram Background Vocals
Max Casella Vocals,Ensemble
Dee Caspary Vocals,Ensemble
Joseph Conrad Vocals,Ensemble
Patrick Gene Crotty Background Vocals
Gabriel Damon Vocals,Track Performer
Mark David Vocals,Ensemble
Ivan Dudynsky Vocals,Ensemble
Luke Edward Vocals
Luke Edwards Ensemble,Track Performer
Robert Feeney Vocals,Ensemble
Jack Feldman Lyricon
Matthew Fields Vocals,Ensemble
Michael Fisher Percussion
Kenny Ford Background Vocals
Michael a Goorjian Vocals,Ensemble
Dana Green Vocals
Gregg Hammond Vocals
Jo Ann Harris Vocals
David Isaacs Background Vocals
Michael Lang Keyboards
Aaron Lohr Vocals,Ensemble
Dominic Lucero Vocals,Ensemble
Dominic Maldonado Vocals,Ensemble
David Moscow Vocals,Ensemble,Track Performer
Bobbi Page Vocals,Background Vocals
Jason Pasol Background Vocals
Marilyn Powell Vocals
Gloria Prosper Vocals
Bill Pullman Vocals,Track Performer
Gary Revel Background Vocals
Jonathan Ross Vocals
Melody Santangelo Vocals,Track Performer
Sylvia Short Vocals,Track Performer
David Sidoni Vocals,Ensemble
Kevin Stea Vocals,Ensemble
Neil Stubenhaus Bass,Bass Guitar
Maurita Phillips Thornburgh Vocals
Scott Wojahn Background Vocals
Joseph "Jake" Contad Ensemble
Arvie "Boots" Lowe Ensemble
Trey Parker Vocals,Ensemble
Lisa Young Vocals
Rich Logan Background Vocals
Steven Schaeffer Drums
Daniel Troob Conductor,Voices
Technical CreditsMarty Belafsky Contributor
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Jack Feldman Lyricist
Dominic Maldonado Engineer,Contributor
Sue McLean Engineer
Alan Menken Arranger,Composer,Producer
Thomas Pasatieri Orchestration,Score Orchestration
J.A.C. Redford Composer,Producer,Underscoring
Kenny Ortega Executive Producer
Russ Farrell Art Direction
George Ivanyi Art Direction
Daniel Troob Arranger,Orchestration
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This music is wonderful. Even if you've never seen the movie or ever heard the music, you'll fall in love with it when you first hear it. This is music at its best!!! You can't help but love this music! Absolutely awesome!!!
The first time i saw Newsies i loved it and you will too. The music is wonderful and it brings more life to the action.
I fell in love with this movie in middle school, and I've probably seen it 300 times since then. The music is wonderful, the choreography is amazing, and Christian Bale is incredible. Both the movie and the soundtrack should be in everyone's home collection.
I have loved this movie and music since the first time i saw and heard it. Im a student in high school and i have had to do two music groups try outs and both times I sang Santa Fe and Seize the Day. My friends and I spend time just singing through the musical. I wrote this just to show that the musical Newsies isn't just adored by adults but by teens too. Thank you.
I am in 8th grade and I have seen Newsies multiple times and it is better every time I see it. I don't have the soundtrack, but I look every time I am @ the store. I don't really need the soundtrack though, I can just sing the songs whenever I want since I already know them all :)
I first watched ''Newsies'' when my best friend kept singing the songs and annoying me until i watched it myself. i wished i hadn't waited so long! this is the absolute best soundtrack, you can listen to it all day long and never get sick of it. the tunes and really fun and great to sing along to. you won't have any regrets once you hear this music. it's a masterpiece!
This movie is amazing!! I am really excited that they rereleased the cd! This is a great cd and a wonderful musical.
I have enjoyed this movie and its music forever and will continue to do so.
Even thought the plot is a little hard to swallow(with the neat and tidy boys) the movie is a lot of fun to watch and sing along to. So much so that the soundtrack is a great companion. It also helps to have cutie-pie actors like Christian Bale and Gabriel Damon in the movie!:)
I also only watched it because my friends all said how good it was. Its not good, ITS GREAT. I love it. The songs are constantly stuck in my head. Buy the soundtrack, its worth it!
I cannot explain how wonderful the music from the Newsies is. The movie, the music, and the actors are all incredible and it just brings joy to hear such good music today. I cannot recommend it enough!
EXCELLENT Soundtrack! Really captures the movie. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
My best friend and I have loved this movie for about 3 years! I first saw it in grade school, but we went back to it in high school! The music and mentality of the characters is a real energy booster!!
I love the movie and the soundtrack. i have the soundtrack on tape but have listened to it so many times its become warped. this is a great film with a great soundtrack.
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and the soundtrack makes it even better. The energy and enthusiasum that is in all of the songs really draws you in, and keeps you. I thought the actors all portrayed their characters amazingly well, especially Christian Bale. He blew the others away in this outstanding performance. Great movie, and even better soundtrack! :)
This is the best movie AND soundtrack in the entire world! I always sing Carrying The Banner at school! I love it!
this was the best music ever and so is the movie!!!! Should listen to it
Newsies reflects every persons desire to dream! It has uplifting songs, awesome choreography, and a wonderful cast. You can listen to this over and over again and never get tired of it. This musical deserves more credit and should be put in theatres all over again! After the first time you see it, you will be addicted and forever be a Newsies Fan!
Newsies is the best movie I have ever seen and the soundtrack is amazing.
I just love the 'Newsies'. It has and will always be my favorite movie in the world. Call me crazy but i think it is amazing! The singing and the dancing is fantastic! The guys aren't too bad looking either. Jack Kelly - all i got to say is ''Wow!''
hey y'all if you haven't ever seen this movie or heard the music, you're the one who's missing out. The guys are hot, the music is great, and the story line is wonderful. It is one of the great disney feel good movies. And though i am one person listen, cause (movie quote) ''sometimes all it takes is a voice; one that becomes one hundred, then one thousand... unless it's silenced.'' Plus ''WE BEAT 'EM!'' We whined so much they re-released it on vhs and dvd. GO GET IT! RUN! There IS a ''fire inside us that won't stop burning''. so get it while it's here. it is one of the top five soundtracks i've ever heard!!
I first saw the movie in my chorus class at school. I was awestruck, this is a great musical! i was so surprised that the critics gave it bad reviews cause this musical has it all! Great choreography, action, comedy, drama, this is a great movie for everyone! The soundtrack has to be the best part though ,the music is absolutly inspirational!
These stars light up the screen! Whether you're a kid, or an adult, girl, or boy, you'll enjoy it just the same. Especially since the events of September 11, they really bring out the strengths and wonders of New York City. This movie shows that together, even newsboys can challenge the most powerful people. So watch the movie, listen to the soundtrack, and find out how these newsboys from New York let the powerful, along with the rest of the world, know that children have rights, and the power to defend them.
i've only watched the movie twice so far, and each time i couldn't wait to watch it again, but i've listened to the soundtrack countless times!!!!!! the songs are great! THIS IS AN AWESOME MOVIE!!! the music, the choreographed dances, the SONGS, it was the best movie i have ever watched. i would seriously give it atleast TEN stars if i could.